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Be Encouraged, Not Discouraged

Exodus 14:13 - 14 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

The children of Israel were petrified when they saw the Egyptian army marching after them. With terror in their eyes, they cried out to the Lord to save them. The Lord in His grace and mercy heard the cry of His people and answered them. Unfortunately, they were very quick to complain to Moses about their situation. However, the Lord still answered them.

How often do we get upset and throw fits like two year olds when life does not go the way we plan. How often in our discouragement do we lose the joy of the Lord because our day is all in ruins because the rubbish did not go out, a plate was smashed, you had no ride to work, the baby won't stop crying and there is no food in the cupboard. Stop; look at yourself and listen.

When the enemy is only one step behind you and the world is about to cave in, stop, pray and trust in the Lord. All these small things are foxes. Little foxes are what spoil the vine. If you let the little foxes get to you, then so will the enemy. Before you know it, you will have bigger problems than you did before. Let the Lord fight the battle, don't try and do God a favor by fighting the battle yourself.

Do not try to do anything in your own strength, because I can guarantee that you will break, but if you put your hope and trust in the Lord, He will give you His strength, which is joy to endure the hardships. Through His strength, you can trample down the wiles of the enemy. Let Him take control and enjoy the ride of your life.

The Lord is faithful. He being the Lord God Almighty will not let you go beyond what you can handle. All He asks is that you believe and trust Him. He will not leave your side.

The Lord provided manna for the children of Israel when they had no food. He poured forth water from a rock. Surely our God who gives and takes away can provide for you this day. Do not be discouraged by the bills that come flying in like a roaring lion. Do not be discouraged because your day has not or is not going the way that it was suppose to. The Lord is in control of you and I. He is the author and the finisher of our faith.

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